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La Foresta Orchids

Epidendrum difforme

Epidendrum difforme

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Introducing Epidendrum difforme – a mesmerizing orchid species native to the lush landscapes of Central and South America. Delighting enthusiasts with its captivating flowers and elegant presence, Epidendrum difforme is a must-have for any orchid aficionado.

Size and Structure: Standing tall with reed-like stems, Epidendrum difforme can reach heights of up to 60 cm (24 inches), boasting an impressive stature in any botanical collection.

Leaves: Its oblong to lanceolate leaves, with a resilient, leathery texture, add a touch of verdant charm to its demeanor, growing up to 12 cm (4.7 inches) long.

Flowers: Epidendrum difforme showcases an exquisite array of pale green flowers, adorned with a distinctive three-lobed lip often in shades of white or purple. These alluring blooms, arranged in terminal inflorescences, grace the plant year-round under optimal care.

Stem: The cane-like, erect stem of Epidendrum difforme contributes to its graceful appearance, lending an air of sophistication to any setting.

Cultivation Tips:

Planting: When nurturing Epidendrum difforme, ensure a well-draining medium such as orchid bark or sphagnum moss to facilitate proper air circulation around the roots.

Soil Preference: Avoid conventional soil and opt for a bark-based orchid mix or mount the plant on wood or tree fern for optimal growth and development.

Watering: Maintain a regular watering schedule, allowing the growing medium to slightly dry between waterings to prevent the dreaded root rot.

Sun Requirements: Position Epidendrum difforme in an environment with bright, indirect light to foster healthy growth and vibrant blooms. Shield from direct sunlight, as excessive exposure may lead to leaf scorching, while insufficient light can hinder flowering.

This is a blooming size in a 3" pot, newly repotted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Embrace the allure of Epidendrum difforme, an embodiment of nature's beauty and resilience, as it graces your botanical sanctuary with its enchanting presence.

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